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wild cherry

another name for gean (sense 1)
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  • The caterpillar feeds on the leaves of the wild cherry and the wild plum.

    The Butterfly Book William Jacob Holland
  • Pectorals, wild cherry preparations, etc., are cheaply made.

    The Funny Side of Physic A. D. Crabtre
  • The wild cherry is the face of a maiden whom I saw sitting by the wayside.

    Japanese Fairy Tales

    Grace James
  • The leaves of Tsl-agaynli (Indian tobacco—Nicotiana rustica) are sometimes used in place of the wild cherry bark.

  • Near Lake Sandford, where were large tracts of raspberry and wild cherry, I saw numbers of them.

    Wake-Robin John Burroughs
  • The land on the east side of the lake had been burnt over, and was now mostly grown up with wild cherry and red raspberry-bushes.

    Wake-Robin John Burroughs
  • The tree containing it, a variety of the wild cherry, stood upon the brink of the bald summit of a high mountain.

    Wake-Robin John Burroughs
  • He knew of things in the wood we'd never heard of—wild onions and artichokes, and he had found a clump of wild cherry trees.

  • They gathered some branches of wild cherry in full bloom, rambled over the place a little while and then returned to camp.

    William Clayton's Journal William Clayton
  • Not ten feet below him the wretched woman hung suspended in the thick branches of the wild cherry tree, caught by her clothes.

    Paul Patoff

    F. Marion Crawford

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